- Feb 1, 2008
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- South East England
I understand the carbon dioxide thing but what about the heat, it's always carbon dioxide. Every-time we switch on a car engine we contribute to the heat in the world. every-time we switch on the central heating, leave the fridge running, burn rubber along the motorway, switch a light bulb on ect ect, it all adds to global warming, There are 5.5 billion more of us doing these things every day than 100 years ago. Whats the accumulative effect of that on the 0.8c rise in the earth temperature since 1880? If it is insignificant fine but no one has ever shown me it is, cant find any mention of it and I don't want to just assume it is insignificant like others and if it isn't insignificant we should know about it. If people are going to riot over global warming then at least we should all have all the facts, If raising taxes on diesel to reduce green house gas and create riots, I think we should know just how much those taxes will solve the problem and if greenhouse gases are the total answer.Mark, the energy used and carbon dioxide produced by vehicles are included in forecasts of climate change.
A petrol engine pumps about 3kgs of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when it burns one litre of petrol. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reduces the amount of heat energy which is radiated into space. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen by about 40% since the start of the industrial revolution.
Or put it this way, if we reduce green house gases to 1880 levels are we going to reduce the earth's temperatures to 1880 levels or is it still going to be a lot higher and would they still get higher as we accumulate more heat from our own sources. I don't know myself, does anyone/